Garden Island Mortuary celebrates the following memories:
MILDRED HARUYO TANIGUCHI PUNI
Mildred Haruyo Taniguchi Puni passed away at home at age of 97 on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Born on April 24, 1918, in Koloa, Kauai, Hawai’i, she was a housekeeper with Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her son, Ernest Puni of Los Angeles, California; daughter, Ellen U. Cabacungan of Mililani, O’ahu, Hawai’i; seven grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Paul T. Taniguchi and David Y. Taniguchi of O’ahu, Hawai’i.
A Celebration of Mildred’s life will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kalaheo Ward. Services will begin at 9AM.
The family requests casual or aloha attire and flowers are welcome.
COLLEEN ANTOINETTE ARIOLA
Colleen Antoinette Ariola passed away at the age of 63 on January 17, 2017 at her residence. Born on May 6, 1953 in Lihue, Kaua’i, she was a retired sales clerk.
She is preceded in death by her father, Juan Begonia and sister, Judith Raven.
Colleen is survived by her husband, Darrell K. Ariola; daughter, Kimberly Kainoa (Randy Sukisaki) Ariola-Sukisaki of Hilo; hanai son, Vance Igawa of Koloa; mother, Fely Begonia; brothers, John Begonia Jr. of Ewa Beach, Reuben Begonia of Mililani, Clarence Ariola Jr. of Koloa, Roland Ariola of Mililani, and Byron Ariola of ‘Ele’ele; sisters, Bobbi Rogelstad of Mesa, Arizona, Stella Begonia of San Jose, Jackie Ariola Munos of Lawai, and Clarissa Schraufnagel of Belleville, Illinois; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with her celebration of life to begin at 3 p.m.
Casual attire is suggested and flowers are being omitted.
ROY IWAO MORIMOTO
Roy Iwao Morimoto of Waimea passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on December 3, 2015 at the age of 70. Born on April 15, 1945 in Waimea, he was a laborer with the County of Kauai.
He is preceded in death by his father, Kazuyoshi Morimoto; mother, Harue Morimoto; and brother, Alan Morimoto.
Roy was survived by his wife, Sharlene Morimoto; son, Kyle Morimoto of Waimea; daughter, Tisha (Bryson) Kurokawa of Waimea; two grandchildren, Kekai Morimoto and Rory Kurokawa; brothers, Robert (Florence) Morimoto of Honolulu, Jerry (Susan) Morimoto of Kekaha, Glenn (Cheryl) Morimoto of Kekaha; sisters, Janet (Keiji) Kukino of Honolulu and Leatrice Tanaka of Lihue; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Roy’s Life will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Visitation will begin at 4PM with services at 5PM.
The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.
GLICERIA D. DUMBRIQUE
Gliceria D. Dumbrique passed away on November 5,2015 with her family beside her at Garden Island Healthcare. She was born on May 10, 1914, in Laoag City, Philippines and was 101 years old. She was a housewife.
Gliceria is preceded in death by her parents, Ciriaco and Arcadia Domingo, husband of 67 years, Vicente Dumbrique and son, Ernesto Dumbrique.
She is survived by son Aurelio (Josie) Dumbrique of Lihue; daughters, Naty (John) Lorenzo of Koloa, Tessie (Steve) Hyde of Lihue, Liza (Ernie) Gabriel of California, and Dolly (Boyd) Schneider of Mililani; eight grandchildren, Gilburn (Tish) Lorenzo, Rachelle (Craig) Lorenzo, Aimee (Paka) Lorenzo, Vincent (Candice) Dumbrique, Denevin Dumbrique, Warren Gabriel, Christian Schneider and Justin Schneider; great-grandchildren, Maguire Lorenzo, Kolten Fujimoto, Rylie Fujimoto, and Xander Dumbrique; step great-grandchildren Cyrus and Chloe Fujimoto.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue. Visitation will begin at 8AM with mass at 10 AM. Burial will be followed at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
JAMES "KIMO" PRIEBE
James "Kimo" Priebe of Kalaheo died on 11/02/2015 at the age of 77. Born on 05/18/1938 in Minneapolis, Minnesota he was a retired theatre business manager in New York, San Francisco, and Spring Green, as well as, an educational consultant for The National Education Association. He is survived by his sister, Sharon Edgett of Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
Grace Padilla passed away at Kauai VeteransMemorial Hospital on November 14, 2015 at the age of 50. Born on April 8, 1965 in Waimea, Kauai she was an assistant office manager with Garden Island Mortuary.
She is survived by her partner jesse Trevino of Mission Texas; brothers, Eustaquio (Noreen) Padilla Jr. of Kaimuki, Honolulu and Joseph (Vivian) Padilla of Mililani, Honolulu; hanai brothers, Gil Aguilar of Honolulu, O’ahu, Michael (Julie) Broyles of Hanapepe and Tim (Jan) DeLa Vega of Hanapepe; sisters, Aida Padilla-Cruz of Lihue, Gloria (Raymond) Padilla-Ramirez of Ewa Beach, Honolulu and Becky Padilla-Komaki of Hanapepe; hanai sisters, Lilian (Lee) Henricksen of Kekaha, Yvette (Roland) Cadawas of Hanamaulu and Debra Ventura of Omao; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, Eustaquio B. Padilla Sr. and Pauline F. Padilla; and brother-in-law, Frank Cruz Sr.
A Celebration of Grace’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the West Kauai United Methodist Church in Kekaha. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services at 10AM.
The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.
RADFORD KAWIKA MATIAS HEPA
Radford Kawika Matias Hepa of Anchorage, Alaska passed away at the age of 29 in Anchorage, Alaska on November 23, 2015. Born on March 16,1986, in Lihue, Kaua’i, he worked in the oil industry with Kuukpik Drilling, LLC, in Alaska.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Manuel “Mac” Matias and paternal grandfather, Augustine Castaneda.
Kawika is survived by his son, Kymani Ikaika Hepa; and daughter, Kamea O’Kama Aleja Hepa of Anchorage, Alaska; father, Roland K. (Taqulik) Hepa; mother, Valerie A. Matias; brothers, Robert “Bobby” Oliver Jr. of Hanapepe, Hawai’i, Kamaka Q. Hepa and Keoni N. Hepa of Barrow, Alaska; sisters, Mallorie K. Hepa and Lynette K. Hepa of Barrow, Alaska, and Mariyah M. Oliver of Hanapepe, Hawai’i; grandmother, Rosemary Leialoha Hepa-Millarich and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, December 10, 2015 for an evening prayer at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 6PM. The prayer will begin at 7PM.
A celebration of Kawika’s life will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa’a. Visitation will begin at 9AM with mass at 11AM and burial to follow at the Kapa’a Public Cemetery.
YOSHIKO K. MORI
Yoshiko K. Mori, born on July 9, 1920 in California, passed away at Mahelona Hospital on October 27, 2015 at the age of 95.
She is survived by her daughter, Alta Shigeta of Kapa’a; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Irene Kuntz of Wisconsin and Kiyoko Sipes of Utah.
Services for Yoshiko Mori were previously held at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery.
MARIO E. ACOBA
Mario E. Acoba of Lihue, born on July 22, 1958, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on October 26, 2015 at the age of 57.
He is preceded in death by his father, Irenio Acoba and brother, Manuel Acoba.
Mario is survived by his mother, Leonora Acoba, sisters, Linda (Eric) Inouye and Ruena (Ron) Victorino Jr.; brothers, Rudy (Jean) Acoba and Michael (Celeste) Acoba; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services were held.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Mr & Mrs. Constancio Suniga of Kapa’a and Mrs. Julie Castro of Lihue and Rev. Arlan Intal of Saint Raphael’s Church.
The Acoba O’hana, also would like to express their sincere appreciation to the community for the support and friendship of Mario over the years.
SATOSHI "SUGAR" KANESHIRO
Satoshi “Sugar” Kaneshiro of Omao passed away at home on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at the age of 92. Born on February 24, 1923 in Koloa, Hawai’i, he was a WWII Veteran with the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Infantry Regiment and retired farmer and carpenter with the Carpenter’s Union.
Sugar is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Donald of Helena, Montana and Daryl of Omao; daughters, Dorsa Asing of Kula, Maui; Melanie (Warren) Matsuyama of Lihue and Leah (Hoku) Cup Choy of Koloa; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Mamoru (Joen) Kaneshiro and James (Esther) Kaneshiro; and sister, Yoneko Gushiken.
Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe on Monday, December 28, 2015. Services will begin at 1 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at the Omao Ranch Lands.
The family requests casual attire and graciously declines flowers.
MERLE MITSUKO ENDO
Merle Mitsuko Endo of Hilo, Hawaii passed away on December 5, 2015 at the age of 67 in Honolulu, O’ahu.
Born to Joseph and Michiko Esaki on the Island of Kauai, she is survived by her husband, Barney Endo; sons, Cory Endo and Dion Tyler (Kyoko) Endo; daughter, Karin Warganich; grandson, Carter Warganich; brothers, Paul (Charlene) Esaki, Dennis (Hisako) Esaki, Clement (Amy) Esaki and Godwin (Janet) Esaki; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Monday, December 21, 2015. Visitation will begin at 4:30PM with services at 5:30PM.
Ashes will be placed to rest at a later date.
CORINNE WHEALY MCCABE
Corinne Whealy McCabe of Kilauea, Kaua’i, Hawai’i passed away at home on October 10, 2015 at the age of 89. Born on August 16, 1926 in Spokane, Washington, she was a real estate agent with Oceanfront Realty.
She is survived by her husband Michael McCabe; son Mark Armfield of Malibu, California; daughters, Kristine Randal of Mariposa, California, Juliana Bourget of Seattle, Washington and Lori Padden of Pacific Palisades, California; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Celebration of Corinne’s life was held on October 25, 2015 when her children gathered privately at the end of Anini Beach to share personal memories and place a memorial lei on the water to carry her spirit out to the sea that she loved.
Corinne generously donated her body to the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine for medical research.
ADRIANO "ANDRING" PASCUAL
Adriano “Andring” Pascual of Lihue, Hawai’i passed away at Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on November 15, 2015 at the age of 74. Born on March 1, 1941 in Barit, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a service truck mechanic with Kekaha Sugar Plantation.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lydia J. Pascual; parents, David and Hilaria Pascual; and brother Wilfred Pascual Sr.
Andring is survived by his son, Andrew (Beverly Canali) Pascual of Lihue, Hawai’i; daughter, Apryle (Kenneth) Rosa of Lihue, Hawai’i; hanai-daughters, Mary Loverne (Robert) Cabreros of Honolulu, Hawai’i and Janet Marquez of the Philippines; two grandchildren, Khelcie Rosa and Aryanna Pascual; brother Crisente Pascual of Ele’ele, Hawai’i; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family Thursday December 17, 2015 at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha. Visitation will begin at 8:30AM with mass at 10AM. Burial will follow at the Lihue Public Cemetery.
The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.
Yukio Shigeta of Lihue passed away peacefully at home on November 8, 2015 at the age of 87. Born on March 1, 1928 in Moloa’a, he worked for the Department of Water, M. Tanaka Store Inc., and retired from the County of Kauai as a plumber.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Shigeta; sons, Daryl (Martha) Shigeta of Maui, Layne (Linda) Shigeta of Puhi, Tyler (Rosie) Shigeta os Texas, and Donn (Pua Chin) Shigeta of Lihue; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Matsuko Doi of Honolulu, Kikuno Wakumoto of Kapa’a; sister-in-law, Esther Shigeta of Kapa’a; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Yukio’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Lihue Christian Church. Visitation will begin at 10AM with services at 11AM.
The family requests causal attire and are graciously declining flowers.
Chieko T. Ota passed away at home on October 17, 2015 at the age of 88. Born on June 30, 1927 in Kilauea, she was a waitress with Fairway Restaurant.
Chieko is preceded in death by her husband, Kikuji Ota and survived by her sisters, Masayo Yoshihara of Kapa’a and Michie Yonekura of Honolulu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private services were held and the family requests no koden.
ELEANOR ASAYO KAKUTANI
Eleanor Asayo Kakutani born on Kauai, Hawai’i, passed away at Wilcox on April 20, 2015 at the age of 96 and was a retired housekeeper and breakfast cook with the Waiohai Hotel.
She is survived by her daughter, Gale H. Nakasone of Mililani; four grandchildren, Kelly C. Nakasone of O’ahu, Lincoln Kakutani of Lawai, Colin Kakutani of Omao and Bari Kalaikai of Las Vegas; two great-grandchildren, Kalen Kakutani and Jayanie Kakutani; and sisters, Mitsuko Yamase of Pearl City and Lorna Harada of Pearl City.
Private services were held.
GLADYS TOSHIKO NAGATA
Gladys Toshiko Nagata of Kalaheo passed away at the age of 84 on December 4, 2015. She retired as a dental assistant for Dr. C. Taba’s and Dr. P. Hamamoto’s Dentistry.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Isamu Nagata of Kalaheo; son, Nathan Nagata of Hanapepe; daughter, Natalie (Gary) Umipeg of Fairfield, California; and five grandchildren, Brandon Umipeg, Kiani Nagata, Andrew Umipeg, Sienna Nagata and Trinity Nagata.
Private services will be held at a later date and the family requests no koden.
Donald Mitsuo Konishi of Omao passed away at Wilcox on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the age of 85. Born on June 17, 1930 in Omao, Kauai he was a maintenance supervisor with the City of Culver City in California.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Konishi of Omao; his fur baby, Lexi of Omao, sister, Linda Konishi Kawakami of Lawai; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Visitation will begin at 1PM with services at 1:30PM and inurnment to follow.
STANLEY "UNCLE SMOKEY" MANAIA OANA JR.
Stanley “Uncle Smokey” Manaia Oana Jr., born on April 21, 1935 went home to be with the Lord, on November 5, 2015 at home.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Esperanza Oana; sons, Clayton Oana and Straton Oana; father, Stanely Manaia Oana Sr.; mother, Elizabeth Leialoha Oana; sister, Leina’ala (Stanley) Carvalho; and brother-in-law, John Ornellas.
Uncle Smokey is survived by his sons, Shane Oana of Honolulu, Sterling (Tammy) Oana of Las Vegas, and Styles (Rose) Oana of Honolulu; daughters, Stanette (Aaron) Takeuchi of Las Vegas and Sheldeen (Robert) Ronia of Hilo; step-children, Jackie (Davelyn) Balauro, and Alfred (Janice) Balauro of Kauai, and Denise Balauro of Kona; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Flora Ornellas of Anahola; brother, Rossiter (Vicki) Oana of Kauai; niece, Romy Oana of Las Vegas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services at 11:30AM. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
JACE NAINOA MEMGUMI TAIRA RUIZ
Jace Nainoa Megumi Taira Ruiz of Omao, was born on November 22, 1991 in Lihue, Kauai and passed away at the age of 24 on November 24, 2015 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He worked at Tapa’s Bar and Grill and was an avid shoreline fisherman who enjoyed hunting and diving.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Janice Nagato; and survived by girlfriend, Shayna Borja; his three daughters, Jayanie, Jaysha, and Jaebri; parents, Scott Ruiz and Jonelle (Colin) Taira Kakutani; sister, Kaylee Ruiz; paternal grandparents, Donald and Edith Ruiz; maternal grandparent, Megumi Nagato; and nieces, Ciana Ruiz and Railee Baniaga.
A Celebration of Jace’s Life will be held at the Koloa Missionary Church on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services to follow at 10AM.